Feminicides refer to cases in which the victims women, after experiencing continuous discrimination throughout their lives, are killed because they are. Going beyond the emblematic cases in Mexico and Guatemala, this publication offers a regional perspective on feminicide in Latin America. It gives voice to prominent women activists, academics, human rights defenders and civil society.
- Politics can only succeed when it is inclusive of all genders. Gender justice is an ambitious goal, one that the Heinrich Böll Foundation is pursuing together with many different allies worldwide. This publication gives an overview of their work. more»
The tragic events surrounding June 4, 1989 had an enormous impact at the time on the perception of China in the West. The events have symbolic importance, both inside and outside China, although the interpretation of the real meaning is highly contentious. China has changed beyond recognition in 20 years, and how far what happened in 1989 made any real difference to the subsequent development of China remains an open question. By Duncan Freeman more»
There are crises and crises. Some come and go without leaving any lasting trace but others signal a break with the past. You do not need to be much of a prophet to predict that the current global economic shock will go down in the history books as the end of an era.
The countries formed after the disintegration of Yugoslavia need to be aware of their potential to enrich the European Union by making their own contribution. In this sense, paradoxically, the negative experience of war becomes an opportunity to embed their direct peace building experiences into EU security policy, and thus work together toward conflict prevention.
Bosnia and Herzegovina and Controversies of the EU integration process
- Published by the Heinrich Böll Foundation Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2008 The publication is in English and Bosnian. See pdf (132 pages, 914 KB).
Moving out of the doldrums? Perspectives on Change in Russia-EU Relations
- Russia and the European Union are increasingly bound together – if not by common values, then by virtue of their interdependence and intertwined interests. See pdf (29 pages, 1,5 KB)
Green Security Strategy for Europe
- The strategy was prepared by Angelika Beer, Member of the European Parliament, and adopted by the Greens / European Free Alliance. See pdf (9 pages, 99 KB).
To the surprise of many opinion pollsters and political commentators it became clear late in the evening of 7 June 2009 that the real winners in the European elections were the Greens. They were the only political group in the European Parliament that had managed to increase their number of seats. Few would have forecast this even a few days before. The European Union office of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung has invited eleven new Green Members of the European Parliament from five different countries to write about their ambitions for Europe. What are the goals of the new Greens and how do they want to achieve them? more»
Green Identity in a Changing Europe
- Published by the Heinrich Böll Foundation EU Regional Office Brussels, November 2008 Final editing by Marianne Ebertowski see pdf (126 pages, 1.58 MB)
- Protagonists of 1968 from Brazil, Poland, the Czech Republic, Russia, Germany, South Africa, Serbia, and Belgium share their memories and assess the events. more»
To Have and Have Not - Resource Governance in the 21st Century
- Transparent, sustainable, fair, and just governance of natural resources is a key for peace and sustainable development worldwide. To Have and Have Not – Resource Governance in the 21st Century offers a major civil-society input in the G8 process. See pdf (68 pages, 1,7 KB)
Our publication “A European Union for Renewable Energy” provides a collection of innovative policy ideas for better grids and support schemes for renewable energy sources. The report argues for an enhanced European cooperation in order to facilitate the shift towards renewable energy sources. More coordination at the European level would increase security of supply, reduce costs, enhance innovation and foster the competitiveness of the European economy.
The chemical industry is extremely important for Germany. For many, however, the chemical industry is also associated with environmental pollution, high risks and greenhouse gas emissions. The study Going Green: Chemicals describes the changes needed in the chemical industry in Germany and the European Union in order to meet environmental and climate protection targets while, at the same time, remaining competitive.
In this latest report of the Climate Network, policy-makers, civil society actors and local stakeholders in both the US and Europe address how to enhance renewable energy policies in rural and industrial regions despite current economic and political barriers.
A how-to guide for a safe clean energy future, based around the virtual Mediterranean nation Heliosthana was launched on 11th May 2010 by WWF and the Heinrich Böll Stiftung (hbs), at the Spanish EU Presidency conference on the Mediterranean Solar Plan in Valencia.
- The report examines ways in which the current economic downturn is an opportunity to fight climate change while creating quality jobs. more»
Greening the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP): A Handbook to assess Implementation of the Action Plans in the Field of the Environment.
- Civil society has a crucial role to play in holding their governments accountable for the commitments they have made in the context of the ENP. The handbook aims at increasing their capacity to monitor the implementation of ENP Action Plans. See pdf (81 pages, 5.51 MB)
- Climate protection and a secure energy supply both are questions of our future. The European Union must set itself ambitious goals if it wants to maintain its political dynamic. A feasibility study by Michaele Schreyer and Lutz Mez in collaboration with David Jacobs.
Expanding the EU`s Institutional Capacities in the Arctic Region
- This Policy Briefing Paper aims to provide a concise background on the Arctic region offering a succinct analysis of the situation and a set of recommendations for the European Union. See pdf (14 pages, 354 kB) By Roderick Kefferpütz and Danila Bochkarev
- This study is at the heart of a project entitled 'Greening the Black Sea Synergy', which the Heinrich Böll Foundation has launched in cooperation with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to contribute to the current strategic dialogue at EU level by providing arguments to make the Black Sea sustainable and to promote environmental protection and nature conservation in the entire region. The study analyses the development in the Black Sea Region in the areas of energy, transport, security, and institutions. more»